Manufacturing & Prototyping

3D Printing Today: How Industry is Using and Benefiting from Additive Manufacturing Technology

Are you currently using or planning to implement 3D printing? Find out how your business compares to the broader industry in this major new study, conducted with NASA Tech Briefs magazine. Among the study's conclusions:

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Products of Tomorrow: June 2015

The technologies NASA develops don’t just blast off into space. They also improve our lives here on Earth. Life-saving search-and-rescue tools, implantable medical devices, advances in commercial aircraft safety, increased accuracy in weather forecasting, and the miniature cameras in our cellphones are just some of the examples of NASA-developed technology used in products today.

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Multi-Material, Multi-Color 3D Printing Creates New Possibilities

Major advances in multi-material, multi-color 3D printing technology are driving a fundamental shift in how people are going about designing, engineering, and manufacturing products. The advanced capabilities of state-of-the-art, multi-material, multi-color systems such as the Objet®500 Connex3™ from Stratasys, are opening up many new applications. Making this possible is the Connex3’s ability to produce high-resolution, highly detailed, and functional parts from even the most complex designs. The Connex3 is the world’s first 3D printer that combines multiple materials and colors in a single build. With it, users can simultaneously tailor a part’s material properties, create sharp and well-defined boundaries between different materials, and achieve a sophisticated look and feel that closely mimics a finished product’s aesthetics. This white paper explores the technology at the heart of the Connex3’s performance, and shows how one customer is benefitting from it in many different ways.

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From Tires to Interiors, Bentley Designs with 3D Printing

When your very name conjures up visions of luxury, quality, and detail, your design studio has to employ the very best minds working with the very best technology. Founded from modest beginnings in England in 1919, Bentley Motors Ltd. is dedicated to making responsive and powerful Grand Tourer automobiles with the stamina to cross continents at speed, in refined comfort and style. Little surprise then, that Bentley should equip its design studio with Objet30 Pro desktop and Objet500 Connex multi-material 3D printers.

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Revolutionizing Manufacturing With 3D Printing

With traditional manufacturing methods, it's not practical to manufacture a single item or short run of products — it's simply too expensive, in terms of both time and money. Securing factory space, setting up a production line, and procuring jigs and fixtures all incur substantial costs that can't be justified for a few items.

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Additive Manufacturing Initiatives at Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories has been pioneering development and commercialization of additive manufacturing (AM), commonly referred to as 3D printing, for more than 30 years. Sandia has a wealth of experience developing unique AM solutions for a variety of compelling national security applications. In this white paper, Sandia engineers provide a rare inside look at what the lab has learned about AM during the past 30 years. Sandia’s mission and core objectives take advantage of AM’s virtues and benefits. Some of Sandia’s current research projects, as well as direct write, energetics, and geometry optimization, are highlighted.

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The Benefits of 3D Printing for Medical Implant and Prostheses Development

3D printing is one of the world’s fastest growing technologies, and is already revolutionizing the many areas of medical manufacturing in ways similar to how computers revolutionized communication. Using the right input, medical files such as 2D imaging (MRI or CT scans) can be used to create customized anatomical models, medical devices, and prosthetics. Manufacturing parts in this way reduces time and cost by as much as 80-90%. In this white paper from Stratasys, find out how medical professionals are actively exploring the vast possibilities that 3D printing offers.

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